The Effects of Legal and Extralegal Factors on Probation Revocation Decisions

Authors

  • P.J. Verrecchia York College of Pennsylvania
  • Eric Ling York College of Pennsylvania

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.6000/1929-4409.2013.02.3

Keywords:

Adult probation, discretion, logistic regression

Abstract

Abstract: This study attempts to further the understanding of how legal and extra legal factors affect the decision of criminal justice professionals, specifically, adult probation officers. The findings show that while both legal and extra legal factors were significant in the decision to revoke probation and the length of the sentence, the factors were different for each decision.

Author Biographies

P.J. Verrecchia, York College of Pennsylvania

PJ Verrecchia is an associate professor of criminal justice at York College of Pennsylvania. A former juvenile probation officer, his research interests include the transferring of juvenile delinquents to adult court, restorative justice, and gender issues in criminal justice.

Eric Ling, York College of Pennsylvania

Eric Ling is an associate professor of criminal justice at York College of Pennsylvania.

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Published

2013-03-27

How to Cite

Verrecchia, P., & Ling, E. (2013). The Effects of Legal and Extralegal Factors on Probation Revocation Decisions. International Journal of Criminology and Sociology, 2, 13–19. https://doi.org/10.6000/1929-4409.2013.02.3

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